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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

23andMe Tries to Woo the FDA

Description: The DNA testing firm hopes a more coöperative approach with regulators will get its business back on track

Adults Stop Anti-Rejection Drugs After Partial Stem-Cell Transplant Reverses Sickle Cell Disease

Description: National Institutes of Health trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients

Bid to cure HIV ramps up

Description: Clinical trial will aim to replicate a therapy that cured an infant with HIV

Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) Turns 6

Description: This May marks the sixth anniversary of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act; a federal law to protect people from genetic discrimination

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Description: The exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code opened at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Genomics and Health

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications, as well as to CDC updates and news

Know Your Family History - Improve Your Health

Description: A video demonstration on how to use your family health history to assess your risks and identify ways to stay healthy

Navigating GeneEd Web site

Description: A video overview of GeneEd, including its potential use in the classroom and teacher testimonials

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

Synthetic Biology Project: An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology

Description: The Wilson Center and the Program on Emerging Technologies at MIT released a report in hopes to raise awareness about the lack of research and prioritize research areas

Take the 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' Mobile App With You

Description: Information on the release of the National Human Genome Research Institute's 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' mobile app

Tweets of the Week

Description: Follow tweets written by Dr. Khoury, the director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics

University of Colorado Study to See How Cancer-Killing Gene Works

Description: Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works